Virtual SME Office - Foreign trade
Düsseldorf as a global business hub
For many multinational corporations covering a wide variety of industries, Düsseldorf is the European location of choice.
- More than 5,000 branches or subsidiaries of foreign companies are located in the Rhine-Ruhr region
- The city plays a key role in German foreign trade
- More than 70 consulates and foreign organizations for the promotion of trade, industry and tourism are on hand to facilitate bilateral business contacts
The Economic Development
The Office of Economic Development is the first port of call for all foreign companies who wish to invest or set up in Düsseldorf, while offering ongoing support to international businesses already located here.
The Düsseldorf Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)
One of the IHK's principal tasks is to provide bespoke services to Düsseldorf-based companies doing business abroad. Across industry sectors, the Chamber lends quick and efficient support by drawing up foreign trade documents, sharing global market insights – through personal consultation and trade events – and establishing contacts with foreign companies.
Ongoing business: customs & foreign trade legislation
- Letter of credit
- Export controls
- Delivery and payment terms
- Certificate of origin
- Movement of goods EU